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Date: Aug 11 1:59 AM, 2017
RE: Which book has the best beginning?

It was fun to look at all the beginnings of the books.  My favourite is "The Miller's Dance".  The Poldark family and friends and all the villagers are on Hendrawna Beach for the happy and momentous occasion of unloading the new parts for the engine for the re-opening of Wheat Leisure.  A big day for Jeremy.  Everyone is helping or watching.  Things are good.



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Date: Aug 9 10:34 AM, 2017

I think my favourite is the beginning of Warleggan and the invitation to the Trevaunance's party. It brings is back into the story in a clever way and there are the bittersweet last few months of Francis's life when he's happiest. I love Francis and I think his is the true tragedy of the early books. I do also love though, the way the beginning of The Angry Tide echoes the beginning of the first book with Ross coming home in a coach and meeting a.clergyman. This time Ossie.


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Date: Aug 8 5:51 PM, 2017

Of the twelve books, which has the best beginning?  Obviously, most members are likely to automatically choose the very beginning, but we should think beyond that. 

Each book sets us off on another roller-coaster, but which to you is the most interesting, and why?

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